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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wobbly Britain

Or is it just the politicians?

As the dust settles on last week's general election independent economic consultant Peter Stanyer comments on the potential implications for investors

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Political headlines

At home and abroad

In uncertain times, at least the election industry tends to do well! Here we take a look at political headlines in France, the US and the UK

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Changes to probate fees

A new inheritance tax?

Ignoring overwhelming opposition during the consultation process the government is going ahead with massive increases to probate fees

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Budget 2017

Evolution, not revolution

Philip Hammond's first and last Spring Budget was a quiet one, with no major changes to tax or pensions

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Q4 2016

Insights from our quarterly investment review

Taking stock after a year of 'surprises'.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Peering through a glass darkly

The impact of President Trump

President Donald Trump’s views on most things appear crystal clear. How they add up for financial policy and the impact on markets and the global economy is less obvious...

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Mango Tree

Rebuilding Lives and Communities

Bernice Blundell represented FPC at a reception to celebrate ten years of the charity's work in Kenya. The Mango Tree was set up by long-standing clients William (Willie) and Gail Fulton in 2003 in Tanzania to support children who had been orphaned as a result of their parents dying of HIV/AIDS.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Meeting with the Governor of the Bank of England

Monetary policy - a 'friendly ghost'

Moira O’Shaughnessy spoke for FPC at a private round-table discussion with Mark Carney and 12 delegates from businesses in the North West. Views were invited as to how business can do more to engage with local communities, and encourage economic growth in the region.

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